Fixed Drug Eruptions Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 12, 2019
  • Author: David F Butler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is a fixed drug eruption (FDE)?

What are the variants of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What is the pathophysiology of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What are causative agents of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

How common are fixed drug eruptions (FDE) in the US?

What is the international prevalence of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Do fixed drug eruptions (FDE) have a racial predilection?

What are the sex-related demographics of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What are the age-related demographics of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What is the prognosis of fixed drug eruption (FDE)?

What is involved in patient education for fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Which medications are associated with fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What are the symptoms of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What is the clinical manifestation of fixed drug eruption (FDE)?

What are common physical findings of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What are the complications of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Fixed Drug Eruptions?

Workup

Are blood studies useful in the workup of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What other tests are indicated in the workup of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What is the diagnostic procedure of choice for fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What are histologic findings of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Treatment

What is the main goal of treatment for fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Which specialist consultations are recommended in the treatment of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What dietary recommendations are indicated in the treatment of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Should activity be restricted in the treatment of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

What is involved in the prevention of fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?

Medications

What is the medical therapy for fixed drug eruptions (FDE)?